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  • Your all-time team by letters of the alphabet.

    Since I seem to be taking a few more walks these days this concept came to mind. I'll start with A. Rules, such as they are, are that the player must have primarily played that position, ie: no Mantle in RF. roster size and number of pitchers is an open question.

    1B: Cap Anson
    2B: Roberto Alomar
    SS: Luke Appling
    3B: Dick Allen
    LF: Moises Alou (came to mind) (previously I had: Garrett Anderson - no else is coming to mind right now)
    CF: Richie Ashburn
    RF: Hank Aaron
    C: Sandy Alomar, Jr. seems to be a step above my original "Brad Ausmus, Alan Ashby - I'm struggling here"

    bench: Nolan Arenado, Luis Aparicio, Earl Averill (I know there is a poster out there who will argue he should start)

    SP: Pete Alexander
    SP: Kevin Appier
    SP: Babe Adams (on edit)
    SP: Andy Ashby
    SP: Red Ames

    as you can see I'm drawing blanks and trying not to "cheat" and look up BR lists

    RP: Ted Abernathy
    RP: Rick Aguilera
    RP: Ace Adams
    Last edited by PVNICK; 03-28-2020, 04:17 PM.

  • #2
    This seems to B tormenting me.

    1B: Dan Brouthers over Jeff Bagwell
    2B: Craig Biggio
    SS: Ernie Banks
    3B: George Brett over Boggs, Beltre and Baker
    LF: Barry Bonds
    CF: Carlos Beltran
    RF: Harold Baines over Jesse Barfield?
    C: Johnny Bench over Berra

    SP: Bert Blyleven
    SP: Jim Bunning
    SP: Mordecai Brown
    SP: Kevin Brown
    SP: Chief Bender

    RP: Armando Benitez ???
    and my well has run dry

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    • #3
      C

      1B: Roger Connor
      2B: Eddie Collins on edit over Rod Carew
      SS: Joe Cronin
      3B: Ron Cey
      LF: Fred Clarke
      CF: Ty Cobb
      RF: Roberto Clemente over Sam Crawford
      C: Gary Carter over Roy Campanella

      SP: Roger Clemens
      SP: Steve Carlton
      SP: John Clarkson (on edit)
      SP: Stan Coveleski
      SP: Wilbur Cooper

      RP: Bill Campbell
      RP: Bill Caudill
      RP: Chad Cordero

      Again the brain starts to fizzle
      Last edited by PVNICK; 03-29-2020, 05:32 AM.

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      • #4
        C;: Mauer
        1B: Mize
        2B: Morgan
        SS: Maranville
        3B: Mathews
        LF: Magee
        CF: Mays
        RF: Musial
        DH: Molitor

        SP: Maddux
        SP: Mathewson
        SP: Mussina
        SP: Marichal
        SP: McGinnity

        RP: Marberry
        Last edited by Bothrops Atrox; 03-28-2020, 06:18 PM.
        1885 1886 1926 1931 1934 1942 1944 1946 1964 1967 1982 2006 2011

        1887 1888 1928 1930 1943 1968 1985 1987 2004 2013

        1996 2000 2001 2002 2005 2009 2012 2014 2015


        The Top 100 Pitchers In MLB History
        The Top 100 Position Players In MLB History

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        • #5
          That's a heckuva team Bothrops

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          • #6
            This reminds me, on a semi-related topic. I was in a sim league years ago where each team had to consist of players whose last names began with a different letter of the alphabet- 25 players, 25 different letters (no x). It was a traditional snake draft, and it was a heck of a lot of fun- maybe the most enjoyable, interesting draft I've been in.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BigRon View Post
              This reminds me, on a semi-related topic. I was in a sim league years ago where each team had to consist of players whose last names began with a different letter of the alphabet- 25 players, 25 different letters (no x). It was a traditional snake draft, and it was a heck of a lot of fun- maybe the most enjoyable, interesting draft I've been in.
              We did something like that here awhile back too, but just voted on winners.
              1885 1886 1926 1931 1934 1942 1944 1946 1964 1967 1982 2006 2011

              1887 1888 1928 1930 1943 1968 1985 1987 2004 2013

              1996 2000 2001 2002 2005 2009 2012 2014 2015


              The Top 100 Pitchers In MLB History
              The Top 100 Position Players In MLB History

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BigRon View Post
                This reminds me, on a semi-related topic. I was in a sim league years ago where each team had to consist of players whose last names began with a different letter of the alphabet- 25 players, 25 different letters (no x). It was a traditional snake draft, and it was a heck of a lot of fun- maybe the most enjoyable, interesting draft I've been in.
                Originally posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post
                We did something like that here awhile back too, but just voted on winners.
                Indeed. I remember it well 'cause I enjoy stuff like this. BigRon, you may recall it too.

                Hard to believe it's been 10 years.

                https://www.baseball-fever.com/forum...t-draft-thread

                https://www.baseball-fever.com/forum...ft-roster-page

                I remember doing one with each letter just for the Mets, so I'm guessing it's doable for all teams.

                Along the same lines, and in line with this thread, I wonder how challenging it'd be to make a specific team's roster using players whose last name begins with the same letter.
                Put it in the books.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BigRon View Post
                  This reminds me, on a semi-related topic. I was in a sim league years ago where each team had to consist of players whose last names began with a different letter of the alphabet- 25 players, 25 different letters (no x). It was a traditional snake draft, and it was a heck of a lot of fun- maybe the most enjoyable, interesting draft I've been in.
                  That sounds interesting. Was the decider who got the useful guys on the difficult letters or was that not much of an issue?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PVNICK View Post

                    That sounds interesting. Was the decider who got the useful guys on the difficult letters or was that not much of an issue?
                    No, there was no "decider". It was a traditional snake draft, 25 spots. Each of your spots had to be filled with a player with a last name that started with s different letter. You needed to look at the whole array of MLB players through history, and decide when you wanted to pull the trigger on a specific letter. Obviously some letters, like M and W and a few others have lots of players and lots of great players, relatively speaking. But some letters have few greats, so you had to decide when you wanted to go for somebody, possibly losing out on one of the few great players in another letter.

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                    • #11
                      My D-team:

                      C Bill Dickey
                      1B Carlos Delgado
                      2B Bobby Doerr
                      SS George Davis
                      3B Josh Donaldson
                      LF Ed Delahanty
                      CF Joe DiMaggio
                      RF J.D. Drew

                      SP Don Drysdale
                      SP Dizzy Dean
                      SP Jacob deGrom
                      SP Larry Dierker
                      SP Yu Darvish

                      RP Octavio Dotel (?) - can't think of anyone else
                      EDIT - Rob Dibble!
                      Last edited by GiambiJuice; 03-29-2020, 08:48 AM.
                      My top 10 players:

                      1. Babe Ruth
                      2. Barry Bonds
                      3. Ty Cobb
                      4. Ted Williams
                      5. Willie Mays
                      6. Alex Rodriguez
                      7. Hank Aaron
                      8. Honus Wagner
                      9. Lou Gehrig
                      10. Mickey Mantle

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                      • #12
                        I had to "cheat" for E

                        1B: Luke Easter
                        2B: Johnny Evers
                        SS: Kid Elberfield
                        3B: Darrell Evans (poor Bob Elliott gets squeezed out at his positions by the Evanses)
                        LF: Del Ennis
                        CF: Jim Edmonds (how did I forget him 1st time around)
                        RF: Dwight Evans
                        C: Buck Ewing

                        SP: Dennis Eckersley
                        SP: George Earnshaw
                        SP: Howard Ehmke
                        SP; Carl Erskine
                        SP; Scott Erickson
                        RP: Rawly Eastwick
                        RP; Mark Eichorn
                        Last edited by PVNICK; 03-31-2020, 04:03 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post
                          C;: Mauer
                          1B: Mize
                          2B: Morgan
                          SS: Maranville
                          3B: Mathews
                          LF: Magee
                          CF: Mays
                          RF: Musial
                          DH: Molitor

                          SP: Maddux
                          SP: Mathewson
                          SP: Mussina
                          SP: Marichal
                          SP: McGinnity

                          RP: Marberry
                          I like the pitching rotation, they might be tough to beat (although any rotation with Walter and Randy Johnson at the top would be equally frightening!)
                          My top 10 players:

                          1. Babe Ruth
                          2. Barry Bonds
                          3. Ty Cobb
                          4. Ted Williams
                          5. Willie Mays
                          6. Alex Rodriguez
                          7. Hank Aaron
                          8. Honus Wagner
                          9. Lou Gehrig
                          10. Mickey Mantle

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                          • #14
                            This team wins 120 games in the regular season on star power alone... then gets heartbroken in a 4-game LDS because the deep end of the pen is suspect and the wild-card team is on a hot streak.

                            Meet... The J-Team (aka The Jackson/Johnson/Jones Show)

                            Manager/2B Davey Johnson

                            Lineup
                            C Charles Johnson
                            1B David Justice
                            2B Hughie Jennings
                            3B Chipper Jones
                            SS Derek Jeter
                            LF Shoeless Joe Jackson
                            CF Andruw Jones
                            RF Reggie Jackson

                            Bench
                            IF Travis Jackson
                            IF Wally Joyner
                            OF Brian Jordan
                            OF (Indian) Bob Johnson
                            OF Adam Jones

                            Rotation
                            SP Walter Johnson
                            SP Randy Johnson
                            SP Fergie Jenkins
                            SP Addie Joss
                            SP Larry Jackson

                            Bullpen
                            RP Tommy John
                            RP (Sad) Sam Jones
                            RP Josh Johnson
                            RP Larry Jansen
                            RP Sam Jones
                            CP Doug Jones

                            Yes, Jennings was a shortstop, but of the non-second basemen here he spent the most (albeit a very small amount of) time at that position. I would also have him as the manager if he had won a championship, or if DJ hadn't (with the '86 Mets); I suppose you could argue that 3 pennants/0 WS is better than 1/1, but I like winners.
                            Last edited by pedrosrotatorcuff; 04-03-2020, 10:45 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Back at it (with a reference book): F

                              1B: Jimmie Foxx
                              2B: Frankie Frisch
                              SS: Jim Fregosi
                              3B : Travis Fryman
                              LF: George Foster
                              CF: Steve Finley
                              RF: Elmer Flick
                              C: Carlton Fisk

                              SP: Bob Feller
                              SP: Whitey Ford
                              SP: Wes Ferrell
                              SP: Red Faber
                              SP: Chuck Finley

                              RP: Rollie Fingers
                              RP: John Franco
                              RP: Elroy Face
                              RP: Eddie Fisher

                              better than I expected

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